LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice
|Award||LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice|
Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury
3 Years full-time or 4 Years with foundation year
|Course Fees, per year||
£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,750 (International)
Our LLB (Hons) with Criminal Justice is a qualifying law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sectors, or in the wider criminal justice system and associated professions.
In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study Criminal Justice options which examine the agencies and the institutions of the law, looking at their roles, responsibilities and discretion, as well as issues of accountability in relation to current developments in criminal justice. Focusing on key concepts, such as the definition of crime and the philosophy of sentencing. The legal process is central to criminal justice studies including, for example, courts and hearings for adults and young people; the theory and practice of sentencing; prison and community based penalties; and the place of human rights in these processes.
As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition, with experienced tutors, over 90% of whom are lawyers.
ULaw offers excellent employability outcomes for students; 92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.
As we specialise in teaching, with a focus on problem solving and weighing up arguments, you’ll develop a formidable range of essential skills that can make all the difference when starting your career. The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
ULaw has also achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice.
With Foundation Year
Locations Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
UCAS Code M2M2
The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.
International Leadership Summer School
Students starting their course in September 2020 will have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin, during the second year of their degree or third year of a degree with Foundation Year.* This week will focus on developing employability skills.
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*Terms and conditions apply
LLB Open Days
You'll study a total of 18 modules, six modules in each year of the course. This ensures you get a firm grounding in legal areas, but also gives you choices so you can develop your knowledge and skills to suit your career aims. Modules for the optional foundation year are also shown below.
In Semester 2 of Years 2 and 3 you choose three options each year from the modules listed below* and you must select at least one law module and at least four Criminal Justice modules over Years 2 and 3. All options are indicative and subject to numbers; please note some subjects are offered in several years, but may only be selected once.
Each single taught law module consists of face-to-face tuition in 11 large groups and 11 two-hour face-to-face sessions in small group workshops.
|Foundation Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Set Law Modules||
Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles
Academic and Report Writing
Introduction to Marketing
Citizenship and the Law
Common Law Methods & Ethics
Academic & Professional Skills
The Law of Contract
The Law of Tort
Law of Organisations
Equity & Trusts
|Optional Law Modules||
Access to Justice & Legal Services
In addition to your three options you also have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School, Berlin (5 days)
A Research Project (double module)
Access to Justice & Legal Services
Canadian Constitutional Law**
Companies: Governance, Tax & Insolvency
Criminal Litigation & Evidence
Foundations of Canadian Law**
Wills & Succession
Set Criminal Justice Modules
Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
Drugs in the Criminal Justice System
The Evolution of the Prison System
*All modules are indicative and are available subject to course numbers. The choice of modules may vary from campus to campus.
** London only.
Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.
- Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
- Year 2: 30 study weeks plus one week optional International Leadership Summer School in Berlin
- Year 3: 30 study weeks
Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.
Method of assessment
Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:
Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.
Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.
The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.
Your degree classification
You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.
In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.
|Weighted average||Degree classification|
|70% and above||1|
UK/EU Course Fee per year
International course fees per year